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If you or a loved one is injured, our Fresno personal injury lawyers can help. We understand that victims of personal injuries go through immense suffering and financial hardship. Between medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages, you can find yourself in a difficult situation. You have the right to seek compensation for your losses, both financial and emotional. Stop waiting for help and contact us to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Fresno Personal Injury Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Dog Bite and Animal Attacks
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
Some of the most common incidents resulting in personal injury law are car accidents. If another driver was at fault in your auto accident, you have the right to seek compensation. All drivers in California are required to carry liability insurance to pay for bodily injuries and property damage they cause in a car accident. They must purchase a minimum of $15,000 for injury to one victim, $30,000 for more than one, and $5,000 for property damage.
However, in many cases, insurance companies try to avoid paying claims or only pay as little as possible. Additionally, car insurance coverage minimums rarely cover all the expenses you may suffer as the victim of the other driver’s wrongful actions. Filing a lawsuit with the help of the Fresno car accident lawyers at Curtis Legal Group can help you get the compensation you deserve.
One of the most common causes of roadway accidents is distracted driving. From texting and driving to programming a GPS, there are many sources of distraction in vehicles, and it only takes a split second for a crash to occur. California, like many other states, has a specific law against texting and driving, requiring hands-free use only. Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use a cell phone for any reason when they are behind the wheel.
However, drivers still take chances, leading to devastating crashes that can leave others permanently disabled. If you or a loved one were injured due to someone else’s distracted driving, Curtis Legal Group can help.
Pedestrians have the right of way on the streets of Fresno, California, and yet accidents between people and vehicles happen all too often. Catastrophic injuries can occur, even resulting in wrongful death. If you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our personal injury law firm in Fresno to set up your free case evaluation.
Bicycle riders have the right to share the roads of Fresno, California. However, even when cyclists take proper precautions, distracted or reckless drivers may not see them in time to avoid an accident. If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident, contact Curtis Legal Group.
Truck Accidents involving commercial trucks can be very serious. If you were involved in a truck accident with an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle and suffered injuries, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver and the company employing them. Trucking companies often have large insurance policies, but they also employ large teams of lawyers to protect them from paying claims.
The Fresno truck accident attorneys at Curtis Legal Group have the experience and skill needed to help you and your family. We are not afraid to stand up to large trucking corporations who do not care about your medical bills or that their truck driver may be at fault. Contact our Fresno, CA office today to set up a free case review to see how we can help.
Motorcycles can share all of the same roads as other vehicles and travel at the same high speeds. However, motorcycles do not have the same level of protection as vehicles with enclosed cabins do, making injuries from motorcycle accidents extremely dangerous. Motorcycles are also smaller and more difficult for drivers to see, putting riders at greater risk.
The California Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) shows that the number of deaths from motorcycle accidents has been on the rise in recent years. There are many factors that can cause a bike crash, and it is common for motorcycle bias to influence insurance adjusters and trial juries against you. The Fresno motorcycle accident attorneys at Curtis Legal Group can help you fight against unfair assumptions to get the financial compensation you need.
Dog owners are responsible for containing and restraining their animals. If you were bitten by a dog, the owner can be held accountable for your injuries. Unlike some states, California does not have a “one-bite rule,” where the owner is not liable the first time an animal bites someone. Instead, owners must be held accountable from the beginning.
The Fresno personal injury attorneys at Curtis Legal Group can help you seek financial damages for dog bites or other animal-related injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more.
A slip-and-fall injury can occur anywhere. However, when it occurs on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence or failure to provide proper warning, you have the right to file a lawsuit. Slip-and-fall cases are complex, which is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer like those with Curtis Legal Group, conveniently located in Fresno.
Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions or negligence? The California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 allows spouses, domestic partners, children, and others to file a wrongful death claim to recover losses related to the loss of their loved one. This can include all medical expenses before the demise, as well as funeral costs, grief, and loss of family income.
Financial compensation may not provide any comfort for your grief, but it can provide for your loved one’s final expenses and substitute funds for the income they would have earned for your family. The Fresno Personal injury attorneys at Curtis Legal Group will handle your case with the utmost compassion and discretion.
Our Personal Injury Legal Process
At Curtis Legal Group, we begin working on your personal injury case as soon as you contact us for a free initial consultation. As you tell us about your injury, our experienced attorneys ask questions to assess the validity and potential value of your claim. We address your concerns so you are well-informed and can make the right decision based on our best legal advice.
When you choose to hire us, the personal injury lawyers in our law offices in Fresno, CA will conduct a thorough investigation to clarify what happened, who is at fault, and what laws apply to your case. We work with many experts to collect the evidence needed to prove negligence and support your claims for damages.
Having the right legal representation is what helps clients resolve their personal injury cases to their satisfaction. Working with a law firm at your side can reduce your worries about how to manage your claim so you can focus on healing. At Curtis Legal Group, we strive to continuously improve and serve our clients even better.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
People often worry about the price they will pay to hire an attorney for their personal injury case. On top of medical bills, the inability to earn a living while they recover, and additional expenses, it can be easy to think the cost is too high. However, this is not true for personal injury attorneys.
Your first meeting with us is completely free, and we will negotiate our payment on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay a retainer upfront if we take your case.
At Curtis Legal Group, we help put your mind at ease. We come to an agreement with you to keep a percentage of your ultimate award to cover our costs. Each case is different, and the amount will vary depending on your circumstances.
We believe in providing the legal representation people need without adding to their financial burden. This is why it costs you nothing to get started on your case, and you only pay us when we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. Contact us today to find out more.
Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Your Compensation for Medical Bills, Expenses, and More
In a personal injury lawsuit, you are eligible to seek compensation from the at-fault party for both your economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses cover medical bills, lost income, medications, and other items that have a price tag. Non-economic damages include how your life has been changed, such as your pain and suffering.
When you file an insurance claim, the adjuster is likely to question every expense. Insurance policies frequently cover only medical expenses, property damage, and very little else. The insurance representatives may claim you are partly at fault, or they may say you are inflating the cost of your medical care. Fighting to get the compensation you need can be challenging without the negotiation skills and knowledge of an accomplished personal injury attorney in Fresno, CA.
When the insurance company does not make a fair offer, it is time to file a lawsuit. You must act quickly since the California statute of limitations for personal injury claims is only two years in most cases. When your lawyer makes a claim for damages, they will request the full amount of your losses. This means more than just medical treatment or property damage, and includes your attorney’s calculations for your emotional distress.
What Your Personal Injury Case Could Be Worth
Every personal injury claim is unique, meaning an estimate of what it is worth requires an examination of the details. Our personal injury lawyers will help you compile the evidence for your economic damages to figure out a dollar value for your medical care and other costs. We also help you assess how much your life will be changed by your injuries.
When you slip in a grocery store, you may only injure your elbow and need minor treatment. However, some victims may suffer a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. They could break a hip or their pelvis, resulting in surgery and months of physical therapy. If a young child is severely hurt in a car crash, their entire lives can be altered.
No matter what your claim is worth, the Fresno personal injury attorneys at Curtis Legal Group will always make every effort to secure the maximum compensation available. We examine every aspect of a case to find all potentially liable parties and hold them accountable. We know you need financial relief and should not have to suffer the consequences of the negligence or carelessness of a person or company without support.
Why Choose Curtis Legal Group as Your Personal Injury Lawyers
You can trust the Fresno attorneys at Curtis Legal Group to handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing. We know just how awful a traumatic experience like a car accident can be for you and your family. We are dedicated to using the knowledge and skills we have gained over the past seven decades to build the strongest case possible for you.
Our CEO and supervising attorney, Ralph S. Curtis, has decades of legal experience and has helped countless Fresno clients recover financial damages for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Vice President attorney Andrew Mendlin has over 25 years of experience litigating personal injury cases and holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Having once worked as an insurance adjuster, Mr. Mendlin now uses his insider knowledge to successfully negotiate on behalf of accident victims.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today with the Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers at Curtis Legal Group
Accidents resulting in injuries happen more often than you may expect. When injuries or death occur due to the fault of someone else, whether an individual or a business, you have every right to pursue legal action. Put personal feelings aside, and remember that your case is usually against an insurance company and not against an individual.
Curtis Legal Group will fight for your rights so you can get the financial compensation you deserve for the financial, physical, and emotional hardships you have suffered. Contact us using our online form to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.
I was in an automobile accident in October and had no idea what to do. I called around and found Curtis Legal Group. They fought for me and got me an amazing settlement! It was stress free. I would use them again if I ever had another accident.
-Shelby Cradick, California
This law firm really stands out in terms of their dedication, compassion and customer service. Highly experienced and their attorneys are responsive and attentive to needs of their clients.Attorney Maria Jaime has handled many car accident cases for many of my family members and she is wonderful to work with!
-Cesar Juarez, California